Let's explore and share the beauty of motherhood...

Wednesday, November 26, 2008
Habibi and Habibati are now becoming friendly with pen and markers.They love to scribble. I let them scribble because I want them to enhance their fine motor skills. When they get so carried away...these are the results.The walls of the living room, dining room, bedroom and kitchen have turned into the kids' very own art gallery.

The wall next to the console table could not escape from having the 'facelift'.
The rubber mats are no longer plain because they are now having a design on them.....

Only yesterday afternoon, I was dumbfounded to spot another 'priceless masterpiece' on the bedroom walls.

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11/26/2008 08:47:00 PM


Tuesday, November 25, 2008
We have a good time at school when there was another cooking demonstration carried out. It was demonstrated by MummyHanan. She brought in the apam balik pans and made the mixture herself.

I even tried to make one for myself. So easy to delicious to eat....

Apam balik is also called 'kueh malaya' here in Brunei. The popularity is still at its peak...anyone's favourite though! For me, I love to add more raisins and cream corn.

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11/25/2008 11:19:00 AM


Monday, November 24, 2008

The original name for this tag is actually ABC tag. But since the question finishes at Z so I alter the name into The AtoZ Tag ...*winks* which for me is more appropriate...sorry for the change yea JeanChia....

A. Attached or single?
Affectionately attached to hubby H.

B. Best friend?
My hubby still...

C. Cake or pie?
Both will suit my taste.

D. Day of choice?
I love Thursday since it's approaching the weekend.

E. Essential item?
If it's in life ->cleanliness and if it's in my handy bag ->a handphone, a BodyShop lipstick, tissues and Sweetheart EDT.

F. Favorite color?
Pink and Lilac...and maroon too.

G. Gummy bears or worms?
None of them. Tnx..

H. Hometown?
Bandar Seri Begawan, Brunei Darussalam..the abode of peace.

I. Favorite indulgence?
SPA...massage...warm bath...

J. January or July?
Of course birth month.

K. Kids?
Currently having 2 apples...wish to have more...

L. Life isn’t complete without?
Blessings from Allah the Almighty

M. Marriage date?
In the month of July, on the twenty-seventh day...

N. Number of magazine subscriptions?
None. I only buy.

O. Oranges or apples?
Oranges...pomelo especially..

P. Phobias?
I have a fear of being in crowded places and to be precised this is called AGORAPHOBIA.

Q. Quotes?
Nothing is impossible, if there is determination.

R. Reasons to smile?
I'm happy, healthy and work done well.

S. Season of choice?
As I'm living in the South East Asian country...a sunny weather is desirable.

T. Tag 5 people.
These marvellous ladies -> UmmiAfifah Umma Noe Nano and MummyGwen

U. Unknown fact about me?
Sometimes pessimistic.

V. Vegetable?
I love all vegies.

W. Worst habit?
Of mine? as a capricornian, perfection is an ultimate goal but this sometimes disturbs me, myself.

X. X-ray or ultrasound?
I have undergone these before.

Y. Your favorite foods?
Bruneian, Arabian and Indian foods.

Z. Zodiac sign?
Done it! So have a go ladies....

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11/24/2008 10:33:00 AM


I'm wearing contact lenses during the day but at night I put on my glasses. The kids always ask me to take the glasses off because they are eager to try them on. I have to dissapoint them even though they cry for them!! So on Saturday after having our early dinner outside, we dropped by a gift shop and bought the kids a pair of sunglasses each. I just couldnot wait to hand them over the kids because I know both of them longed to own ones. I took Habibati's pictures in actions but not Habibi. He got over-excited that none of the shots were ok. I will try to get Habibi's actions the soonest.

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11/24/2008 10:33:00 AM


Thursday, November 20, 2008
Today at school, we had a chance to watch a 'cakoi making demonstration' by our understanding PGB. Many teachers joined to contribute some helps in the process of making the popular kueh. The love-to-cook MummyHanan was there too....she was frying the cakoi...looking so professional leeee....*grin*

The dip was new to us, it was a special recipe from a teacher from Perak. We used to eat the cakoi with 'kaya' and margerine'. But this one was called 'pecal dip'. So delicious...

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11/20/2008 12:04:00 PM


Another November baby girl is coming into this beautiful world. This little baby belongs to my job mate...isn't she cute? (I miss being preggy too!)

To Cg Lela and hubby....

"Welcome to the world of parenthood and I am sure both of you will become one of the best parents in the world...!"

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11/20/2008 11:37:00 AM


Tuesday, November 18, 2008
Habibi had a haircut. Ayah brought him to the nearby typical barber shop. The barber was a kind Indian but Habibi, as usual, was very reluctant to the 'hair-cutting matter'. I was there too to witness the situation as Ayah said earlier that there would always be a 'wrestling game' before the cutting session started. It was true! Just look at the pictures...
The session lasted for half an hour and Ayah paid only BND2. If only Habibi had sat still and let the barber cut his hair in would have just taken less than ten minutes to have it done. *Chuckled* Habibi...Habibi...


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11/18/2008 08:40:00 AM


Monday, November 17, 2008

I'm getting it posted here with some reasons...
First -> It was a success! (tnx a lot friend!)
Second -> It suited our taste very well
Third -> The ingredients were easy to get or buy
Fourth ->It was super deeeeeeeelicious
Fifth -> Our dinner was a fabulous one!
Recommendation : Have a try with this recipe by clicking JeanChia
A note for Her "I will try the latest recipe..."

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11/17/2008 11:50:00 AM


Habibi had a good time doing his explorations as we let him free outside the grannies' house. Under a strict supervision, we observed his interactions with the nature. He babytalked to himself while holding a small dried stick. He went upclose with the beautiful bourgainvilla (Is the spelling correct?) flowers. My hubby and I were very glad to see this little man carrying out his adventure but NOT until......
....we noticed that....
..... Habibi was trailing something was a millipede!

To my surprise...I didnot expect Habibi would be so brave to touch it. In a split second, I took him away quickly to the nearby water tap and washed his hands thoroughly with some antibacterial liquid. I wondered...what if he ever had an encounter with something poisonous?

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11/17/2008 10:40:00 AM


We went to Kg Kiudang (my in-laws' place) where we spent most of the time in their very old 'dusun buah'. There were rambutans, durians and kepayang during this season which were ready to be picked/harvested/collected. I knew I would be victimized by the stingy mosquitoes so ....earlier....I put on the insect repellent cream.
My hubby was proud to have found the fallen durians in hidden in the bushes. Next pix -> Me eating away the the sweet and juicy rambutans. Next to it -> my happy SIL with her durians.

My mother in-law was skinning the 'kepayang' fruits. This is called 'kepayang' fruits in Brunei. Nowadays, these fruits are coming to their extinction is hard to find such fruits anymore. The edible part is actually the seeds. Only the old folks know well how to process them into 'budu' or eaten alone after being repeatedly boiled. I bet some of you have not seen such I right?

I really like this shot...these worn out shoes really did well in the 'jungle'!

...but...whose cute little feet would those belong to?

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11/17/2008 08:13:00 AM


Wednesday, November 12, 2008
Extraordinary hi...Salam luar biasa...
How's life lately? *grin*'s getting towards the end of the year as usual there are lotsa things to be updated before the new year comes right?..
I'm here very busy marking the final year examination Mathematics papers. Despite being very busy..I feel like posting something about the exam blues here...
Will soon do the these moments,I think, time only permits me to blog-walk only....take care everyone!

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11/12/2008 10:41:00 AM


Monday, November 10, 2008
....This is quite a hot this from this sweet red-lover lady... Zhoe Wynz (you ahhh!!)

Care about these...
1) Take a recent picture of yourself or take a picture of yourself right now.
2) Don't change your clothes, don't fix your hair...just take a picture.
3) Post that picture with NO editing.
4) Post these instruction with your picture.
5) Tag 10 people to do this

At 0900 hours in the classroom while the pupils were having their Mathematics Final Year Examination....

The victims of this tag will be...
Come on ladies....have fun!!! hehhehe

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11/10/2008 10:41:00 AM


Saturday, November 8, 2008
This afternoon Habibati had an appointment with Dr Roy at JPMC Paediatric for a general health assessment and a DTap/HIB vaccination. She was fully asleep when the vaccination was given to her and of course she woke up and cried loudly as soon as the needle got into her soft skin. I felt sorry for her but this had to be carried out.

There we still could see the picture of Habibati when she was born on the 'thank you card' that we gave. We loved to see the display of cards and pictures of the babies born there.

Then after that, as usual, she wanted to see the horses at the ranch outside the private hospital. She was very off we drove along the ranch to see her favourite mammals. My hubby and I laughed at her when she kept on uttering 'hosh' 'hosh' which she meant 'horse'.
After that we had some tea at Nadj Restaurant (opps! I forgot to capture the foods that we ordered). Habibati sat on the high chair and enjoyed her time scribbling away...while we were enjoying our teatime.

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11/08/2008 12:26:00 AM


Thursday, November 6, 2008
I have been tagged by MummyHanan (tnx but lenghty yea!)


1. The rules of the game get posted at the beginning
2. Each player answers the questions about themselves
3. At the end of the post the player then tags 5 people and posts their names, then goes to their blogs and leaves a comment, letting them know they got tagged and to ask them to play and read your blog.

Starting time: 1130hrs

Name : UmmiRosma
Sister : 1 Brothers : 2
Shoe size : It depends on the brands...somewhere around 6.5 and 7.5
Height : Lower than my hubby hehehe
Where do you live : Telanai Brunei Darussalam
Have you ever been on a plane : Yup!
Swam in the ocean : Ocean??? Is this a joke? Nope..swimming pool only but when I was less than 11 only
Fallen asleep at school : the university during my less-favoured Malay Linguistic lecture..
Broken someone’s heart : It might happens...somewhere somehow...
Fell off your chair : So far nope!
Sat by the phone waiting someone's call : During my premarital life...waiting for my sweetie's call (my hubby now..) Saved e-mails : Often
What is your room like : Clean, tidy and children-friendly but not as romantic as before having the kids...
What’s right beside you: My pink babysonyvaio and my pink plain water bottle
What is the last thing you ate : Spaghetti, fried rice and fried noodle (see! i really couldnot resist the temptations!)
Ever had... chicken pox : Once
Sore throat : Couples of times
Stitches : My head (after a car accident in 2000) , my right eyelash (2001) and emergency ceaserian to deliver Habibati (2007)
Broken nose : Nauzubillah
Do you believe in love at first sight : *smile*
Like picnics : Yup but it doesnt have to be near the beaches...anywhere suitable and nice
Who was/were... The last person you danced with : My kids Habibi and Habibati (the Mickey Mouse hotdog dance)
Last made you smile : Watching Habibati was breastfeeding in her sleep this morning....
You last yelled at : My naughty pupil
Today did you... Talk to someone you like : Yea my job-mates
Kissed anyone : My Hubby, Habibi and Habibati
Get sick : Not so far
Talk to an ex : Never
Miss someone : My darling hubby and my little sweethearts
Who do you really hate: Spiders..Cigarrette smokes
Do you like your hand-writing : Yea
Are your toe nails painted : Nope
Whose bed other than yours would you rather sleep in : My kids'
What color shirt are you wearing now : Light brown and blue baju kurung
Are you a friendly person : So far yes...
Do you have any pets : No intention to have one yet...
Do you sleep with the TV on : Nope because i'm not quite a tv person...
What are you doing right now : Blogging leee..
Can you handle the truth : Yes!
Are you closer to your mother or father : Mother
Do you eat healthy : I looooovee vegies
Do you still have pictures of you & your ex : Not at all
If you’re having a bad day, who are you most likely to go to : My darling hubby
Are you loud or quiet most of the time : At a medium level
Are you confident : I feel i'm... but sometimes the feeling of inferiority disturbs me too..

The 4 things I was doing 10 years ago: Wow I really have to recall....
1)Enjoying the life 2) Feeling 'being a teacher' was an important career 3)To improve myself in term of everything 4)Wondering who would be my perfect spouse..

The 5 things I would do if I were a billionaire:
1) Contribute some to charities 2) Buy a mansion in Saudi Arabia so that my family and I could perform Haj and Umrah 3) Hire a family doctor 4) Have a cozy comfy mansion with rose gardens and strawberry orchards 5) Make Anuar Zain, Sheila Majid and Celine Dion our exclusively private entertainers

The 4 of my bad habits:
1)Moody 2)Lost temper easily 3) Get panicked easily 4) Impatient

The 3 places I've lived/livin:
Telanai, Sinaut and Kiudang

What do you really want to do right now ?
Relaxing at Zen SPA

What do you really wish for ?
To be a better person dunia and akhirat..

The 3 people I liked to tag
Idza, Kak Lin , MamaTalitha, Rozella and Lira

~Bunch of luck!~

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11/06/2008 09:47:00 AM


On a very hot Thursday...around 1 school...
The drama began like this....

As usual before going home..I warmed up the car engine for a while. Then I went to the hall to get my things. Feeling very tired, hot and sticky...I straightaway popped into my car and away I drove slowly from my parking area. my curiosity..I saw a little boy was starring at me sharply with his eyes reflecting as if something strange was going on. I wondered 'why????'
Then, being not far away from the parking area..some jobmates had realized a dying 'meowing' sound coming from my front car boot. All at a sudden, I pulled over and got out to see what was actually going on. We realized a kitten was stuck somewhere in my car engine!
Luckily the helpful gentlemen Cg Ali, Cg Hilmisham and Ariffin (tnx guys!) came along and helped me out with this horrifying matter. My other caring jobmates Cg Zhoe, Cg Anne, Cg Nurul and Cg War were there at the scene too. There was something funny happening..when ..none of the gentlemen could successfully lift up the front car boot but me..the owner myself!

It took them about fifteen minutes trying very hard to free the unfortunate kitten. The tension situation had made the kitten more scarred and panicked to the fullest.

Then last....the kitten was successfully freed by one of the gentlemen although he warned the kitten not to scratch him at first hehehehe.. Below is the picture of the lucky 'unfortunate' cute kitten.
The kitten was even luckier that CgNurul, a cat-lover, had decided to take it home as her pet. Thanks a lot my jobmates....I will never forget this....

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11/06/2008 09:47:00 AM


Saturday, November 1, 2008
I got this recipe from KRAFT and I modified the recipe according to my family's taste. The original name for it is 'Rainbow Spaghetti' and now it has turned into UmmiRosma's Spaghetti..(*chuckled*)...

The propose of posting this recipe to recommend the mummies out there to have a good try on this. It was very delicious in deed. My family loved/loves/will love it very very much...especially my dear hubby (tnx for the compliments)...
The ingredients were simple and easy-to-get....I started off by frying the onions and shallots together. Then I put in two tablespoons of milk powder and stirred it slowly until the milk thickened.
Then I popped in the cubed capsicum (I preffered the red ones) and pre-boiled potatoes and grated pumpkin.I mixed them slowly on a very low heat level. Then the tuna chunks and grated cheese went in. I covered the non-stick pot after they were well-mixed. I let it cooked for about 6 minutes.
After that, I layered the spaghetti pasta with the cooked mixture and garnished with fresh spinach leaves. Lastly I topped the pasta with egg plus milk mixture.
Next, off it went into the oven for 25 minutes....and done!

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11/01/2008 09:43:00 AM


After the Friday mass prayer, we brought the kids to the Funland in the nearby shopping mall. The kids love to play there especially the animals rides. Here, the adults are allowed to ride along with their not?

There were so many 'animals' to choose so Habibati and Habibi were really having fun riding each of them. Although it was quite hard for us to keep them calm down especially Habibi that he ran around the Funland and preferred to be freed. was a great fun Friday.


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11/01/2008 01:25:00 AM